Exeter man charged with terrorist offences

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police have charged a man from Exeter in connection with two terrorism offences.

Tristan Morgan, aged 51, of no fixed abode, has been charged with encouraging terrorism and collection of information contrary to the Terrorism Act.

He has been remanded in custody.

He appeared before the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) in London on Monday 14 January.

A further hearing is due at the Central Criminal Court on Friday 1 February.

Superintendent Matt Lawler, the local policing commander for Exeter, East and Mid Devon said: “I would like to reassure and stress to everyone that there is no increased threat to anyone’s safety as a result of this announcement today. I hope that everyone will understand that, given the nature of these charges and due to the ongoing court proceedings, we are legally not able to share any further specific information at this stage.

“It is crucial that we maintain the fairness of the court process and avoid unnecessary speculation. Further court hearings are planned, and we do intend to release further information when it appropriate for us to do so.”

If anyone has any concerns they are encouraged, as normal, to approach any of our officers directly, contact us on 101, or in the case of an emergency dial 999. You can also get in touch to report anything suspicious confidentially via www.gov.uk/ACT or 0800 789 321.

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